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GOES TO COLUMBIA
HIS CITY'S orrER MOST AT
offer of the Choice of Two Valu
able Sites and Over $17,000 in
Columbia gets the Luther= Sem
The news was received here at
...12:30 Friday morning in a tele
phone message from C. W. Moorman,
4eeretary of the Columbia Chamber
"Oi Commerce. The vote was: Co
lumbia, 10; Charleston, 4; Salisbury,
4. It appears that Charlotte was
out of the contest.
The respective offers were: Co
lumbia, $17,722 and sites; Salisbury
$14,350 and -sites;' Charlotte $8,000
and sites. Charlotte offered the
greatest variety of sites, but alL.aat
valuations somewhat strong. Salis
bury offered two beautiful sites, and
some others. One was of 16 acres,
near the city and supplied with wa
ter from the city. Columbia offered
two sites, described in a letter ap
There were present 18 .of the 22
sdelegates, among them Dr. Wilson
of Savannah; Mr. Ficken, Dr. M. G.
SeUerer and Mr. Capplemann of
Charleston;- Dr. 0. B. Mayer, Dr.
Geo. B. Cromer, Newberry; C. M.
3ird, Lexington; Rev. C. A. Freed,
RIev. E. C. Cronk and Dr. Sox of Co
lunbia, and others.
-Columbia's proposition, somewhat
aagmented since the last meeting of
Ge board, was presented by C. W.
Worman, secretary of the Chamber
qk Commerce. The other members.of
the local committee, representing the
L heran churches of Columbia and
Bicokland, were Rev. Messrs. Maun
Igbrdan Cimes and Dr. J.
RX ooier . Tie committee -pro
.eted, with foree Columbia's claims.
The board was in session nearly all
4y and it -was not until 12 o'clock
fi4ay .ight that a decision was
reaehed. In the meantime thee were
buzdreds of telephone calls at the
giate office from persons wishing to
kew the result of the election.
Ihe board announced the appoint
ment of the following sub-commit-'
Dr. Geo. B. Cromer, Dr. 0. B.
Mlayer and C. M. Efird, to cooperate
with the Columbia committee in the
matter of the transfer of the prop
(erty from Charleston.
Rev. Dr. C. A. Freed, Dr. Geo. H.
Cx, R-ev. R. C. Holland and Rev. E.
C. Cronk, to arrange plans for build
rngs and to plan a canvass; for funds.
The announcement that Columbia
has been selected will be received
with great pleasure. here, butf not
with great surprise, for Columbia1
really* had the better of the argu
ment when the board met at Char
leite recently, but the mnembers did
a.j eare to act without due consid
esation, and Salisbury was given an
I NCOMB T AX.
Only Two Counties Have Failed to
Secure Any F'igures.-Others
I*st year there were about 20
epunties in the State where no m
'epue tax returns were made to the
eeunty auditors. In other words, in
these counties no one made as much
as $2,500 yearly. In 1909, however,
eonditions were improved and only
in Xampion and Saluda counties are
teeno retarns. There are no eit
isens in -either of these counties re
eaiv'mg over $2,500 a year, beeause
Sthere were a;ny the reh'itns would
bhe inade to the respective county au
si*ors. The figures filed with Comp
tyoler General Jones show this and
evidently the county auditor~s receiv
ed the returns made by each taxpay
er with the usual oath. There are a
number of large business concerns
in these counties.
. Things got wro;g in Edgefield
also. There was a decrease of $172
ii tie taxes paid in on this item.
Ilf will be recalled that Comptroll
er General Jones, .aided by the audi
JGoad FO I Vol
I and Wows VI
(Not good after 6 o'clock
tors of some of the counties, notably
Richland and Spartanburg, pushed
the requirements of the law. Efforts
were made to arouse other county
auditors to the necessity for en-forc
ing the act as long as -it was on the
statute books and Gov. Ansel, at the
request of the comptroller general,
sent out a circular stating that the
law must be obeyed.
In the tables prepared, Charles
ton shows the largest amount paid
in on i,ncome tax and Spartanburg is
second, with Richland third. The
eomptroller general believes that
this tax, which is. on all net incomes
over $2,500, should amount to be
tween $50,000 and $75,000 each year.
The statement prepared shows a
total of $8,462 for 1908 and a total
of $16,237 for 1909. Newberry coun
ty's total for 1908 was $207, and
for 1909, $344.
AGED KING DIES.
Leopold of Belgium Succumbs to
Sudden Weakness.-Unable to
Stand the Strain.
Brussells, Dec. 17.-King Leopold
died at 2:35 o'clock this morning,
his aged and wasted body being un
able to stand the strain put upon it.
The collapse occurred sudde.nly and
at a moment when the doctors seem
ingly had the greatest hopes for his
He Gives up Battle Against the
Revolutionists and the United
Managua, Niearagua, Dee. 16.
ose Santos Zelaya has resigned
from the presidency of Nicaragua.
He placed his resignation in. the
hands of congress this morning. Ap
parently there was no other course
for him to% take. The people were
at -last aroused. The guns' of the
revolutionists threatened. The war
ships of the United States ' 1ay in
Managua has been seething for
days. The spirit of revolt haa spread
even to the gates of the palace. Ze
laya surrounded himself with an
armed guard. Uncheeked, the pop
ulace have marched through the
streets, crying for the end of the
ld, proclaiming the Dew regime.
Who will take up the reins no one
knows or cares. It is sufficient that
eaya. as dictator will be known no
more. There is no doubt that con
gress will act quickly on his resig
ration for the people have demanded
FOUGHT OVER GRA.VE.
Two Richland Men Engage in Com
bat While Placing Tomb
Columbia, Dec. 17.-James Pow
ers was struck down, it is alleged,
yesterday morning over the grave of
is father as a result of a fight
with a man named Will Aughtry, as
sisting him in placing a tombstone
to the grave. Aughtry is in the
Richand County jail tonight on a
harge of assault and battery. The
cispute arose over the placing of the
tombstone. Both parties are white.
'he affair occurred in the county,
and news of it reached Columbia only
Train a Mile Long.
Roanoke, Va., Dec. 17.-A train
f 120 steel cars carrying 6,000 tons
f eoal and drawn by a single engine
eft Roanoke for Norfolk to-day
over the Virginian. railway. The
train was six feet more than a mile
in length, and is said to be the long
est ever arawn by one locomotive.
The Charleston adWsenCaro
lina Railway will sell excursion tiek
ets aceount of the Holidays at very
low rates for the round trip. Tiek
cs on salle December 17, 18, 21, 22,
23, 24, 25 and 31, 190~9 and Jan. 1,
1910. Final limit returning Jan.
For further information apply to
ieket agents, or
General Passenger Agent,
829 Broadway, Augusta, Ga.
Mnday. Dec. 27, 1909.)
Take a L(
1t will be worth you
+ in the purchase of C
complete exhibition ft
at least to obtain help
-GIFTS for GIRLS
Doll Chairs, Doll Beds
Doll Tea Sets
.3 Pianos, Chimes.
0. Girls' Books
Os Waist Pins
e0 Xmas Cards 1c. each
$$ GIFTS FOR WOMEN
** Manicure Sets
& Toilet Sets
0. Brush and Comb Sets
44 Waist Pins, Hat Pins
3e Barretts, Brooches
44 Hand Bags, Umbrellas
0. Cuff Links
* Fountain Pens,
Xmas Paper, Work Boxes
China, Cut Glass'
S. Sterling Silver
* Xmas BooKlets
S. Xmas Cards 1 c. each
* Xmas Books
4 Stationery, Vases
S. And many other articles.
0. - - - -- - -
es Christmas is only a
ebest wishes for a Hap
+. Year, I remain to pleE
)ok at the List of
while to visit our store if interested
;hristmas Presents. We have such a
>r your inspection that you cannot fail 0
ful ideas upon the values.
SATISFACION GIFTS FOR BOYS
It is certainly most sat- Automobiles
isfactory to have before Tricycles
you .a collection so va- Express Wag6ns
ried that you canTrains, Drums .
and compare c Steam Engines
SU lisble grades side Magic Lanterns
by side and under the Moving Picture Machines 6
same conditions. -L Chests
Rocking Horses .
I' yoHaEoifr Toy Horses 40I
If yu ar lokingfor Dogs, Monkeys
something to ,give to .Whips
mother, wife, brother, Toy Reins
sister or sweetheart for ArGn
Chritmas yo wil do Tops, Pop Guns
Chritmas yo wil do Books
well to inspect my stock Hornsg
before buying. Indian Suits
Cbristmas Eve WalkCane
When all the air with Pool Tables
expectation's filled, joy- Balloons ,
ous shouts, and laughter; Fireworks
all hearts are thrilled.
GIFTS FOR MEN'I
A He rig'Umbrellas
Collar and Cuff Boxes
A W AITAWA Card Cases
ft Scarf Pins
EuII -Signet Rings
few days off, so come at once. With*
py Christrnas and a Prosperous New +
'Book Sto re I
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